Brunello di Montalcino 2016 – my report

About the vintage The first thing that we have to say when talking about a vintage in Montalcino is that it is almost impossible to generalize. Thanks to its various expositions and altitudes, depending where the producers are located, each vintage shows completely different between all the sub-areas. Frost risk (we unfortunately had an exampleContinue reading “Brunello di Montalcino 2016 – my report”

The pursuit of perfection – Il Marroneto in Montalcino

In this article I will introduce you to one of the major personalities of Montalcino. I am sure 90% of you heard about him, but maybe not everyone knows his history and the history of his amazing wines. But before diving deep into this topic, I need to make an introduction.  Talking about Montalcino andContinue reading “The pursuit of perfection – Il Marroneto in Montalcino”

Brunello di Montalcino 2015 – my hot spots

If you are a wine lover passionate about Italian wines, you should have heard the buzz surrounding the vintage 2015 of Brunello di Montalcino. After almost one year since its release in the market, some of you are maybe wondering how really are performing the Brunello’s 15. Some of you may have tasted them alreadyContinue reading “Brunello di Montalcino 2015 – my hot spots”

Discovering Southern Montalcino – Argiano winery

One of the oldest wine history in Montalcino Argiano has probably one of the most beautiful, or at least my favorite for sure, drives in the area. If you follow my Instagram stories, the road to reach the winery is the place where I go running some times and where I stop to take picturesContinue reading “Discovering Southern Montalcino – Argiano winery”

Brunello di Montalcino – everything you should know before choosing a bottle

Orienting in the wide world of Brunello might be a little bit difficult if you do not know some key factors that are fundamental when talking about an appellation with more than 200 different producers and a various range of prices. Finally I have decided to come up with a very short but indicative selectionContinue reading “Brunello di Montalcino – everything you should know before choosing a bottle”

Brunello Masters – Poggio di Sotto and Giulio Gambelli

I have visited Poggio di Sotto and tasted their wines a few times now, after spending my last two years in Montalcino, but it is with a great emotion that I am writing about them here today. I am not going to tell you how long the maceration lasts, how many months the Brunello staysContinue reading “Brunello Masters – Poggio di Sotto and Giulio Gambelli”

The Paper Plane Selection – Rosso di Montalcino

When thinking about Montalcino everyone’s mind goes immediately to Brunello, of course. But forgiving the Rosso would be a huge mistake. First of all we have to make a distinction, between two types of Rosso di Montalcino. For many (bigger) producers Rosso di Montalcino means the “second wine”, so usually the best grapes go inContinue reading “The Paper Plane Selection – Rosso di Montalcino”

Orange is the new white – the ultimate guide to my orange wines discovers

I always receive questions like: What is exactly an orange wine? It is made with white or red grapes? Are orange wines all natural wines? Personally, I have a strong passion for this kind of wines and so, I have decided to share with you a small guide, with what I think are the mostContinue reading “Orange is the new white – the ultimate guide to my orange wines discovers”

Paper Plane discovering Brunello – 4 days in Montalcino

While living in Montalcino I had the chance to deepen my knowledge of the wine culture and the Brunello culture here, so I would like to share an ideal four days trip in Montalcino, for wine lovers. In this four days, based on a real itinerary that I created for two of my US friends,Continue reading “Paper Plane discovering Brunello – 4 days in Montalcino”

Merano – Merano Wine Festival – I Vini

In this post still dedicated to the Merano experience I will share with you the wines that we have tasted at the fair. The Merano Wine Festival takes place in November, last year was from 8th to 12th November 2019. The first day has been dedicated for many seasons now to organic wines, natural winesContinue reading “Merano – Merano Wine Festival – I Vini”